Show Comments ▼ Thorntons unveils new boss Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:30 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share CHOCOLATE retailer Thorntons has appointed Caffé Nero managing director Jonathan Hart as its new chief executive.Hart will take up his post on 4 January and will be charged with restoring momentum to the confectioner’s high street operations, which have suffered from falling sales in recent months.During five years with Caffé Nero, he doubled the coffee chain’s high street presence to more than 400 stores. Hart spent more than a decade with Dixons Group and also worked as an executive at Woolworths.“Jonathan brings a wealth of relevant experience to Thorntons from the retail and consumer goods sectors,” said Thorntons chairman John von Spreckelsen.“He has an impressive track record in successfully running a number of multi-channel businesses, including concessions, and a proven track record in the development of retail format strategies, new product development and launches.”Caffé Nero saw revenue of £153.6m for the year to the end of May under Hart.Meanwhile, Thorntons had issued a profits warning in April and announced that chief executive Mike Davies would be stepping down. The Derby-based company has been forced to shed staff after a series of poor results.Finance chief Mark Robson had been running the Thorntons business. He will revert to his old job once Hart arrives in January. Thorntons today has a £180m turnover of nearly 400 shops and cafes and around 200 franchises.It is the UK’S largest independent chocolate and confectionery firm after Kraft took over Cadbury.JONATHAN HARTINCOMING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THORNTONSJONATHAN Hart previously worked at Caffe Nero as managing director, where he was part of the small team which completed the management buyout of the chain in early 2007. Prior to his appointment at Caffe Nero, Hart held a number of substantial retail jobs including at Dixons, Woolworths and Tesco as well as being managing director at Abbey National and chief executive of ITM Communications. At Dixons he introduced satellite TV and consumer PCs, developed the Dixons Tax-Free format, created The Link, lead a green-field e-commerce start-up in Paris and latterly as group managing director managed all of the group’s high street businesses. At Woolworths he developed the group’s out-of-town business and at Abbey ran the banking retail network.“Jonathan has an impressive track record in successfully running a number of multi channel businesses,” says Georgina Hall, a spokeswoman for Thorntons.“He has experience in managing and driving improvements and there are a number of significant direct comparisons between the challenges of operating the small retail unit sizes at Caffè Nero and in Thorntons, as well as a comparable retail brand proposition of mass premium.” Tags: NULL
Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) 2008 abridged results.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.
Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Boarding House / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBoarding House / Shaun Lockyer Architects Projects Australia “COPY” Manufacturers: Abey, Classic Ceramics, Cultured Stone, Dedece, FRANKE, ROGER SELLER, Briggs Veneers, WK Marble & Granite Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 18 Share Photographs: Scott Burrows Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518400/boarding-house-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/518400/boarding-house-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesAustraliaPublished on June 23, 2014Cite: “Boarding House / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 23 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Nicolas Gianni Architecte Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Country:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tomas PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Traditional iconic Corsican heritage indulged with modern glass extension. The site is moving, when the gate opens, we are touched by the beauty and simplicity of the site: intertwined cork oaks, wild olive trees, a huge rock covered with lichen, and at the bottom, planted on a pile of rocks , overlooking the site, a small stone house owned by the owner’s family for generations.Save this picture!© Tomas PhotographyThe serenity that emanates from this place evokes the culture and heritage of our ancestors. How to make an extension without denaturing this place? Impossible to touch the existing building, we will only remodel the interior… The project includes the creation of a new living space and the requalification of the existing house in the dark.Save this picture!© Tomas PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Tomas PhotographyOur gesture is delicate – we will build a glass bridge hanging on the back of the house. From the plot, nothing changes – the old building still dominates on its rocky peak and one can not guess the intervention … it is by shifting in front of the entrance of the house that the extension can be seen.Save this picture!© Tomas PhotographyTransparently, it plays with her context, with her limits. It dialogues with the landscape and with the stone house. It changes with the seasons and is colored, imbued with its context, its material, ochres of stone, garden greens, blue sky. Inside, a sensation of vertigo invades us. Here, there are no more limits between the inside and the outside. The magnetic power of the landscape is such that it encourages silence and sometimes forgetfulness of oneself.Save this picture!© Tomas PhotographyThis project was a challenge. It had to win, convince the project manager on its cost and reason on the surfaces, challenge companies, build in an area very difficult to access by respecting the environment, and above all, it was necessary to respect the work of our ancestors with a delicate extension which emphasises the strength of the old. Today, the old building is reflected in the glass as if to remind us of our duty to remember …Save this picture!© Tomas PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessWhat Exactly is a Polycarbonate Translucent Facade?ArticlesHouse BS / GRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenSelected Projects Share Photographs: Tomas Photography France “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926170/modern-extension-of-xvii-century-house-nicolas-gianni-architecte Clipboard “COPY” Modern Extension Of XVII Century House / Nicolas Gianni ArchitecteSave this projectSaveModern Extension Of XVII Century House / Nicolas Gianni Architecte ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926170/modern-extension-of-xvii-century-house-nicolas-gianni-architecte Clipboard Lead Architects: Houses Save this picture!© Tomas Photography+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2017 Modern Extension Of XVII Century House / Nicolas Gianni Architecte Nicolas Gianni Year: CopyAbout this officeNicolas Gianni ArchitecteOfficeFollowProductsGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionOn FacebookFrancePublished on October 10, 2019Cite: “Modern Extension Of XVII Century House / Nicolas Gianni Architecte” 10 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Community News Readers Win Art & Essay Contest at the Sierra Madre Library From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 4:13 pm Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Students in grades K – 8 are invited to enter the Library Art and Essay contest, starting March 1, 2016. This year’s theme is: Readers Win! @ Sierra Madre Public Library and entries should reflect the theme as closely as possible. Entry forms are available at the Public Library, on the library website, and at schools in Sierra Madre.Children in grades K – 2 will create a drawing showing how they win by reading books from the Sierra Madre Public Library. Students in grades 3-8 will write a one-page essay of (250 words or less) on how they win by reading books from Sierra Madre Public Library.Entries are due by March 31, 2016 at the Library and the winning entries will be presented on April 14. Winning work will be displayed in the Library and winners will receive a certificate and cash prize at a ceremony in their honor.Local organizations supporting the Sierra Madre Public Library Art & Essay Contest with funding for the cash prizes are: Sierra Madre Rotary Club, the Spero Foundation, Sierra Madre Kiwanis, Friends of the Library, the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, and the Sierra Madre Civic Club.Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186, or visit www.cityofsierramadre.com/departments/library Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
News Pinterest Google+ Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleTwo men arrested in connection with 2009 Derry murderNext articleCommunal graveyard needed for Donegal urgently News Highland A Derry man has been left badly shaken after he was assaulted and robbed in the Waterside area of the City last night.Three masked men entered the mans house shortly before midnight and threatented him to hand over money.The victim was in his bed at the time men entered his house, but when his dog started barking, he went downstairs where he found the three masked men.Local councillor, Gerard Diver has condemned the assault and robbery.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/diver.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – May 10, 2010 Derry man left badly shaken after being robbed by masked men Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
News UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging the Delhi Govt’s Move To Levy 70% Special Corona Fee on Liquor Karan Tripathi15 May 2020 4:28 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the Delhi Government’s recent move to impose 70% ‘special corona fee’ on liquor. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar has issued notice to the Delhi Government and will next be taking up the matter on May 29. The Petitioners argued that under Section 26 of the Delhi Excise Act,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the Delhi Government’s recent move to impose 70% ‘special corona fee’ on liquor. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar has issued notice to the Delhi Government and will next be taking up the matter on May 29. The Petitioners argued that under Section 26 of the Delhi Excise Act, the government can generate revenue only under four heads: duty, license fee, label registration fee, import/export fee. Therefore, the Petitioner argued that the bare reading of the said Section 26 does not contemplate generating revenue under a new category of ‘Special Corona Fee’. It is further submitted by the Petitioner that the government wrongfully invoked section 81 of the Delhi Excise Act to charge this new fee. It is claimed that section 81(2)(g) is merely a procedural and regulatory provision which derives its powers from the other substantive provisions of the Act. Since neither section 26 nor Rules 152 and 154 provide for any such category, the Petitioner submits, the Delhi Government cannot invoke section 81 to generate revenue under the head of ‘Special Corona Fee.’ Calling the said move of the Delhi Government arbitrary and unreasonable, the Petitioner claims that charging Special Corona Fee on liquor also violates Article 265 of the Constitution which lays down that No tax shall be levied or collected except by authority of law. While claiming that the charging of Special Corona Fee violates the fundamental right of equality and equal protection, as enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution, the Petitioner submits that: ‘The impugned levy is only on retail sales that too on MRP, which means that the impugned fee has been levied directly on the Consumer of the Liquor, however, the provisions of the Act and Rules, does not lay down any such levy to be imposed on the Consumers. Hence, the impugned notification and consequently the levy i.e. Special Corona Fee is ultra-vires and is therefore, liable to be quashed and set aside.’ The present petition has been filed through Advocates Bharat Gupta and Varun Tyagi (The Legist Auxiliary) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
HR plays vital role in Toyota’s working-life revampOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today A major revamp of working life at Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing plant inDerbyshire will lead to around-the-clock production, an extra shift, and willcreate 1,000 extra jobs. It is the first time Toyota has operated a third shift at a vehiclemanufacturing plant. The move will boost annual production of some models from220,000 to around 270,000. Toyota’s general manager of HR, Clive Bridge, told Personnel Today that HRis playing a major part in the change. He said HR staff are working to ensurethe existing shifts are properly maintained, and pulling together the necessaryelements to integrate a three-shift pattern. Toyota is using external consultants to recruit production supervisors,maintenance and production team members. Most of the supervisors will be promoted internally, and the team isdeveloped on the shopfloor. “In the time [we have], it will be very challenging, but we havedetailed plans in place,” he said. Existing staff will form the backbone of each shift to ensure a balance ofskills, and staff will work on a weekly rotating shift pattern. “Members were enthusiastic about the move to three shifts,” Bridgesaid. “The hours of work are more attractive, and their basic shiftpremium goes from 17.5 per cent for two shifts, to 24.5 per cent forthree.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
A glimpse behind the curtainShared from missc on 27 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article I stumbled across this HBR article the other day and it got me thinking about the relationship between our working lives and what we do with the rest of our time. And it made me especially conscious of the eroding distinction between the two. When I first started work, I was taught to do things […]Read full article Comments are closed.